It's important to acknowledge symbols and "chance" circumstances that present themselves in our day-to-day world. It has been rather cold and snowy here in New Jersey so it was quite the surprise to find a Labybug perched upon the wall on my staircase this morning! I’ve always loved ladybugs and call them “wishing” bugs as they lucky omens. The number of spots on the ladybug hints at how many wishes you have! I'm feeling immensely lucky. :-) Also, it has been said that the appearance of a lady bug hints at a new relationship. The direction the ladybug leaves you, North, South, East or West, foretells of the direction that new partner will come from! How exciting!
In Europe, the Ladybug is believed to be beneficial. For instance, Central Europeans , and similarly some Swedes, believe that if a Ladybug crawls across a maiden's hand she would soon be married. Germans believe that the Ladybug is generally good luck but a traditional belief is that if there are less than seven spots you are guaranteed a good harvest. In England, each spot means a lucky month to come. The French believe Ladybugs bring good weather, and, similarly, in Austria a Ladybug is also a sign of good weather. In Iran Ladybug means "Good News", and Canadians say that you should make a wish and let the Ladybug fly away. The direction it flies too shows the direction from which your wish will come. Accordingto Canadians, finding a ladybug overwintering in the garage brings good luck! The Chinese consider it good luck to find one in the house. Ladybug omen is especially wonderful during a Full Moon!
The appearance of a Ladybug heralds a time of luck and
protection in which our wishes begin to be fulfilled.
Fall and Spring are the most abundance times for a person with a Ladybug totem.
Higher goals and new heights are possible with a Ladybug totem.
Worries begin to dissipate. New happiness comes about.
Their presence signals a time of shielding from our own aggravations and pests.
Its coloring, red and black, is a warning to predators
and we need to give that same clear warning to our enemies.
Stay back! I'm dangerous if attacked!
Lady bug is never the aggressor, but it will defend.
Ladybug also cautions not to try to hard or go to fast to fulfill our dreams.
Let things flow at their natural pace.
In the due course of time, our wishes will all come true.
Ladybugs are one of the first insects we see in Spring and their discovery is beneficial as they are called “wishing bugs”. When you spot a ladybug, remember to count her spots. Each spot represents a wish for you! I'm wishing for an early Spring and a warm southerly breeze. Where's that groundhog?
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